Tickets for a spectacular, unique double header concert that will close this years EFG London Jazz Festival – Swinging Sunday at St John’s Smith Square – have just gone on general sale and demand is expected to be high.
EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL: SWINGING SUNDAY Liane Carroll and Claire Martin
Ella Fitzgerald Centenary Concert
St John’s Smith Square, Westminster, London, SW1P 3HA
Tel: 020 7222 1061
Sun 19th November – 7.30pm £30, £25, £20, £15
Liane Carroll & Claire Martin, voted best singers in the British Jazz Awards 2016 & 2015, come together to present this Centenary tribute to the wonderful, unique performer that was Ella Fitzgerald.
Ella was the most popular female jazz singer for more than half a century. She won 13 Grammy awards and sold over 40 million albums. Her voice was flexible, wide-ranging, accurate and ageless. She could sing sultry ballads, sweet jazz and imitate every instrument in an orchestra.
Liane Carroll is one of the UK’s greatest singer/pianists, who with her infectious personality, delivers Entertainment with a capital “E”
“One of the most stylistically flexible pianists around, with a marvellous, slightly husky singing voice” (The Observer) and Her “Seaside” album, won CD of the year at the 2015 British Jazz awards.
Claire Martin is an established tour de force on the UK jazz scene winning the British Jazz Awards seven times and receiving an OBE in 2011 for her Services to Jazz.
Claire has released 20 must have CD’s and performed all over the world with her trio, working extensively with the late Sir Richard Rodney Bennett in an intimate cabaret duo setting. Claire opened the 2015 London Jazz Festival and is a regular soloist with major orchestras
‘Our finest jazz singer’ The Times
St John’s Smith Square
The magnificent church of St John the Evangelist was designed by architect Thomas Archer as part of the ‘Commission for Building Fifty New Churches’ of 1710. St John’s was the most elaborate of all, with construction lasting 14 years, from 1714 to 1728.
As Sir Hugh Casson has said of St John’s “…just to come across it in that quiet square is an event. To enter it, to enjoy its spaces, to listen to fine music within its walls is an experience not to be matched in conventional concert halls and is a lasting tribute to the man who designed it.”
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